Tackling the iconic role at 82, the stage and screen actor resonates with the aging monarch’s struggle to maintain control.
The critics happily return to talking about actual live, in-person theatre, as well as the vagaries of variants and vaccination policies.
The lineup includes a world premiere, a regional premiere and limited engagements alongside Shakespearean fare.
Eleven fellows will participate in the program, which encompasses four different areas of study.
He’s going back to his previous job at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, he says, because it’s more artistic than administrative.
After just over six months as head of the Massachusetts theatre, Dildine will return to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis with a slightly different title.
Tina Packer tracks the Bard’s growth via his female characters, and James Grissom tracks down divas who alternately inspired and frustrated Williams.
Tony Simotes, Tina Packer’s successor at Shakespeare & Company will depart Nov. 10, leaving leadership to new exec director, Rick Dildine.
Retired artistic directors Jon Jory and Tina Packer on their next acts.
Those who stepped down from an old position or stepped up to a new one in September.